Car hangs off Mineola train platform

Rebecca Klar
A car drives onto the Mineola train station platform on Saturday evening. (Photo courtesy of Ben Vimont via Twitter)

A car drove onto the Mineola train platform on Saturday and stopped with its front end hanging over the westbound tracks.

The gray sedan was towed back to solid ground and no injuries were reported, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

The incident happened at 4:59 p.m. at the Long Island Rail Road station and was immediately reported to the MTA Police Department, the MTA spokeswoman said.

Nassau County police and local firefighters also responded to the scene, the spokeswoman said.

The driver of the vehicle was issued a summons for driving around a railroad barrier, according to the spokeswoman.

Two trains were canceled and residual delays affected some trains that evening, but within a  short period of time on Saturday evening everything was back to normal, according to the spokeswoman.

“Although we can’t say for certain whether this specific type of incident has happened in LIRR history, we always encourage drivers to exercise precaution to prevent these situations,” the spokeswoman said.

There was no damage to the platform, according to the spokeswoman.


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